In Loving Memory of

Sharon Lee Wilson Crosby

08/04/1939 - 04/24/2014

Sharon Lee Wilson Crosby, 74, died at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville (FL) on April 24, 2014. She lost her three-year fight with cancer.


Mrs. Crosby was born August 4, 1939 in Everett, Washington to Philip Breathwaite and Vyvetta Veronica Scantland Wilson. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Seattle in 1957 and attended the University of Washington. An accomplished vocalist, she was featured in various lead soprano roles with Seattle’s Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta Society. Moving to Florida in 1967, she relocated to Gainesville with her family in 1976.


Mrs. Crosby began working at the University of Florida shortly upon moving to Gainesville, serving as an Office Coordinator for the Industrial Systems area of the College of Engineering until her retirement. Her friends described her as a happy and jubilant person with an infectious smile. She enjoyed playing Bridge, practicing yoga and pilates, reading mysteries, baking, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.


She is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Rees G. Crosby; children, Linda R. Moorhouse of Urbana, Illinois; John (Sandra) Moorhouse of Gainesville; Carol Lee Moorhouse Fitzgerald of Gainesville; Rees G. (Colleen) Crosby II of Tampa; grandchildren, Makinsy Fitzgerald, Evan Moorhouse, Annalise Crosby, Keane Crosby; and brother Robert I. (Susan) Wilson of Gainesville.


Mrs. Crosby will be inurned at the Forest Meadows Memorial Park Mausoleum in a private ceremony on May 3, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society in the name of Sharon Lee Crosby.

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10 Responses

  1. Richard Francis at · Reply

    I was a co-worker with Sharon her entire career in ISE, and very much appreciated her. She was a no-nonsense person who was always very much on top of things, and was completely charming as well. I doubt we will have anyone as capable in her job again.

    My condolences go to her family. She will be greatly missed.

    Richard L. Francis

  2. Roger, Nancy & R.J. Mitzel at · Reply

    So sorry for your loss, She will be missed.

    Roger, Nancy & R.J. Mitzel

  3. Marilyn Derochemont at · Reply

    I had the pleasure of doing this beautiful lady’s hair for many years:)
    She was a true lady in every since of the word.
    I’m so sorry for your families loss here and hope that you find some peace with her passing soon……
    Marilyn deRochemont

  4. diane and jim bacus at · Reply

    Dear Rees,
    Please know you and your dear family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sharon will be greatly missed. Who is going to tell us when to spread our azalea fertilizer now?
    May God wrap his loving arms around you and yours. Love, Diane and Jim

  5. Mark Riedy at · Reply

    Loving memories of my former boss who made me feel more like a friend. Always smiling and upbeat. I love the picture of her with the martini glass. Cheers to my friend! Thanks for being a part of my life!

  6. John Barrow at · Reply

    Our condolences to Sharon’s family, especially Linda, John, and Carol.

  7. Daphna Ariel and Frank Kowalczyk at · Reply

    Dearest Rees,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Whenever I bump into you in town, we always talk about the wonderful times we all had at the heritage club, and how Sharon always enjoyed participating amongst our family of members. She will be missed indeed. May your loving memories ease you in the days ahead. Hugs, Daphna

  8. Ann Marie and Art Mauceri at · Reply

    We will always remember the many good times we had withh you and Rees.
    The memories will live forever with us.

  9. Diana & Harry Bright at · Reply

    Dear Rees,

    Harry and I are out of town and only just heard the sad news of Sharon’s passing. We know how ill she has been for so long but we are so sorry for your loss.

    Our thoughts are with you.

    Best regards, Harry & Diana.

  10. Diana & Harry Bright at · Reply

    Dear Rees,

    Harry and I are out of town and just heard the sad news of Sharon’s passing. We know she was ill for some time but we are so sorry for your loss.

    Our thoughts are with you.

    Best regards, Harry & Diana.

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